The Bok Shop is primarily a fried chicken place that I’ve been meaning to try out. They started out with virtually no options for vegans apart from fries but added burgers and nuggets later (which I’m glad of) Anywhere that does vegan food can take my money, 100% vegan or not.
The restaurant itself is a short distance from What The Pitta on East Street and features a black and white decor and a chilled atmosphere. They hold bottomless brunches and wings Wednesday where it’s all you can eat. It’s the perfect place to stop off for some good junk food.
- Price range: £3 – £16
- Special diets: Vegetarian-friendly, Vegan options
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
- Cuisines: Fast food, street food
- Features: Delivery, takeaway, reservations, indoor & outdoor seating, wheelchair accessible, alcohol, table service & dog-friendly.
The vegan menu consists of vegan nuggets, 5 vegan burgers including the classic with vegan chicken, lettuce and mayo (like a McDonalds McChicken sandwich) simple but good, fries, naked slaw, frickles & potato skins. 3/6 of their dips are vegan which is good considering many dips have dairy in. You can check out their full menu here.
“The Bok Shop is a Free range fried chicken and vegan fried ‘chicken’ shop based in the heart of Brighton. Established in 2017 we’re famous for a freshly prepared menu including brined buttermilk fried chicken, crispy hot wings, homemade sauces and flavourful burgers”.– The Bok Shop
I had the classic vegan chicken burger (vegan fillet, lettuce, vegan mayo. simple) with added vegan cheese, and side orders of fries and frickles.
The burger: It was really heavy on the mayo and not the right texture, far too soft but it was really tasty nonetheless. Not sure if it was soft or if it was just the lettuce and mayo that made it soggier. I think it was a soft texture already as it was eaten straight away and didn’t have time to go soft.
It’s hard to get meat texture right in vegan food and companies spend years perfecting their recipes. The vegan burger could use a bit more work texture wise but it was still delicious so don’t let that put you off.
I’m eager to try the vegan nuggs to see how they compare. Definitely need to pop down on Wednesday and see how many nuggets I can manage to eat for £15. My nugget record elsewhere is 45 – I think that’s pretty damn good ha!
The fries were excellent, crispy on the outside and perfectly seasoned. The frickles weren’t circular like you normally see but big chunky sticks of crispy, juicy, pickley goodness. If you love pickles then they will be right up your street. I’ve never had that crunchy, juicy taste anywhere else, they truly are something else.
Overall I thought the food was really good, the prices reasonable and will definitely go again. Check out Wriggle’s offers for this place as they have some amazing money saving deals!
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